Rondout School
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The Falcon Flyer - Website Edition 
February 5, 2022
Dear Rondout Families, Faculty and Staff,
 
 Late yesterday, an Illinois judge ruled on a lawsuit filed by parents in over 150 school districts in the state that challenged state mandated COVID mitigations.  While Rondout was not named in the suit, we are in the process of reviewing the implications of the decision on our district established COVID19 protocols. At this time we will continue to utilize the COVID19 mitigation protocols we have in place to provide the safeguards against COVID19 transmission within our educational setting for students and staff.
 
I will keep you posted on any developments that may impact our district and appreciate your patience as this decision is reviewed. This ruling is complex and legal teams across the state are working on understanding its implications for all of us in Illinois schools. 
 
Thank you for your continued support of our students, faculty, and staff. Your compliance with the district mitigations we have in place have allowed us to maintain in-person learning for these past two years with minimal interruptions.

Together we have met the challenges of putting student safety and learning first during our COVID19 journey. Those priorities will continue to be at the heart of our practices. Please be assured that we will be providing you with updates as they become available.
 
Sincerely, 

Dr. Jenny Wojcik
Superintendent
Notes from Our Principal
Ms. Elizabeth Davis
Dear Parents and Staff,
 
What an amazing week! We had many wonderful learning moments here at Rondout. On Tuesday our students got to experience a virtual Penguin field trip with The Shedd Aquarium. Students enjoyed the live penguin camera and speaking with the experts who work with penguins every day. Students also enjoyed making predictions about Groundhog’s Day. Although the mixed reviews between Punxsutawney Phil and Woodstock Willie were cause for discussion. Hopefully, we will have an early spring. 

The snow this week was cause for excitement. Students were happy to play in the fresh powder, building snow creatures and enjoying the crisp air. Please be sure students come prepared to be outside each day. 

For our oldest students, the transition process to Libertyville High School Continues. 8th grade students should be in the process of course selection and have the opportunity to meet with LHS counselors and parents virtually this coming week. While Libertyville High School facilitates the transition, please reach out to administration with any questions about the process. 

Have a wonderful, restful weekend as we look forward to another week of school. 

Best, 
Elizabeth Davis 
Principal Rondout School  
K-5 Valentines Day 2022
The K-2 students will celebrate Valentine’s Day with in class activities on Monday, February 14th. If your child would like to bring in Valentine’s Day cards for the class, please make sure they bring enough for all the students in their grade level class. We will have the cards quarantine prior to the Valentine’s Day party. 

Guidelines for the Valentine’s Day Cards:
  • Please do not address friends’ names on the cards

  •  NO food or edible treats will be allowed

Please do not lick any cards to seal them – tape or stickers work great!

  •  Put all completed cards into a Ziplock with your child’s name on the bag and return to school NO LATER THAN February 11th.
  • A card must be made for the number children in your child’s class
  • Kindergarten-13 students
  • First Grade- 18 students
  • Second Grade-12 students

We will be decorating a Valentine’s Day bag in class to bring home all the Valentine’s Day cards. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to reach out. 
The 3-5 Team is excited to celebrate Valentine’s Day on Monday, February 14th! Along with fun surprises throughout the day, students may create or purchase valentines to be distributed to classmates. Please bring valentines to school by Friday, February 11th, to allow enough time for quarantining before passing them out on Monday. Unfortunately, late valentines cannot be accepted. Please make sure that all valentines are non-edible and that there is one for each student in the class. Classroom teachers will be sending out class lists, if needed. 
Notes from Nurse Kellie
REMINDER: Grades K,2 & 6 students need to have an updated Dental Form turned in to Nurse Kellie by May
SAVE THE DATE!

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

Kids Heart Challenge is virtually coming to Rondout 2/4/2022 - 2/25/2022!

We are SO excited to partner with the American Heart Association to help our students start developing ways to keep their whole hearts healthy for their whole lives and to help spread the mission and the message of the AHA!

Want to get a jump start on keeping that heart of yours healthy?
Can't wait to celebrate happy, healthy hearts!
Shield Testing will be Tuesday mornings starting at 8:00 a.m.
  • Please remember you must refrain from eating or drinking or brushing your teeth 45 minutes prior to testing
Find a free COVID Testing Site:
We have revised this information due to concerns regarding recent issues with pop-up fraudulent testing sites. Checking with your own medical provider and or use the testing locator on the Lake County Health Department Site will provide you with more reliable information. The link is provided here.
Lake County Health Department
Testing Locator
Grades 3-8 ISLIPS Data Review
with Dr. Wojcik and Ms. Davis
Individual Student Learning Improvement Plans have been mailed home. Please click below to sign up for a time to review your child's ISLIP with Dr. Wojcik and Ms. Davis.
Student Lunch
Lunch+Milk $3.15
Milk Only $0.40
Lunch Menu
week of 2/7/2022
Milk is included with Hot Lunch
Vegetarian Option Available Daily
Menu Subject to Change without Notice
Order the Rondout 2022 Yearbook securely online via the link below!
The final date to order is April 8th
Wednesday Evenings
8:00-8:30 p.m.
Rondout PTSA
Capturing Learning
Looking Ahead
February 7 3-5 Falcons Elite Skills Camp
February 9 3-5 Falcons Elite Skills Camp
February 14 3-5 Falcons Elite Skills Camp
February 15 Board of Education Meeting 7:00 p.m.
February 16 3-5 Falcons Elite Skills Camp
February 21 Presidents Day - No School
February 23 3-5 Falcons Elite Skills Camp
February 28 3-5 Falcons Elite Skills Camp
March 1 Early Dismissal K-2 @ 2:00 p.m. & 3-8 2:30 p.m.
March 2 3-5 Falcons Elite Skills Camp
March 7 3-5 Falcons Elite Skills Camp
March 9 3-5 Falcons Elite Skills Camp
March 14 3-5 Falcons Elite Skills Camp
March 15 Board of Education Meeting 7:00 p.m.
March 16 3-5 Falcons Elite Skills Camp
March 25 Early Dismissal K-2 @ 2:00 p.m. & 3-8 2:30 p.m.
March 28 - April 1 No School - Spring Break
April 4 Classes Resume
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Happy Birthday to our students who are celebrating 
birthdays this month!

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